LITERACYWORKS Survey Questionnaire
Strategies for Success
Research and Development Project
“Strategies for Success” is a research and development project involving a survey of the literacy community in Manitoba to determine the need for new Manitoba-based literacy programming focused on adults with learning disabilities. The goal of this project, funded by the National Literacy Secretariat, is to determine what the unique needs are in the province for comprehensive literacy programming that provides services to adults with learning disabilities and their educators. We are also interested in determining what type of programming should be provided to meet the needs of learners and their educators. Please be assured that all information obtained through this survey will be strictly confidential. Information about the findings of this survey will be compiled and made available to the literacy programs participating in this study.
Learning Disabilities Defined
Before you proceed, please take a moment to read the following definition of learning disabilities that we have summarized from the definition developed by the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (2002). If you would like to read the complete definition, we have included it at the back of this survey. Feel free to detach it from the survey if you would like to keep a copy.
“Learning Disabilities” refer to a number of disorders, which may interfere with the acquisition, and use of oral language, reading, written language, mathematics and may also affect organizational skills, social perception, social interaction and perspective taking.
These disorders affect learning in individuals whom otherwise demonstrate average to above-average thinking and/or reasoning abilities. Learning disabilities are distinct from intellectual disabilities (formerly known as “mentally challenged”).
Learning disabilities result from impairment in one or more processes related to perceiving, thinking, remembering or learning.